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Originally posted by Quazga
We have Nuclear weapons for a reason, and it's HIGH time we used them to prove a point.
Originally posted by Maxmars
Why on earth would they do that?
What possible point is there in that kind of brutality?
This has to be indicative of a completely alien culture to me.
Do they even attempt to justify or speak to their actions, or was this some kind of mob mentality thing?
Originally posted by OhZone
So, are y'all saying that you want the US to send your sons to die for Africa? We should be a nannie for the world?
Wasn't it this same Mugabe who was putting tires around people & setting them on fire a few years ago?
These Africans seem to have a penchant for this sort of thing.
This is not the first horrific act they have ever done. It does get press tho.
Africa is overpopulated. They are taking care of the problem whether they know it or not.
Originally posted by Grafilthy
Why is assassination off the table for tyrants like this? There are quite a few of these types of guys who deserve to die, NOW.
If the guy who takes they're place is as bad or worse *Whomp*.
Maybe then power abusers would get the point/maybe not, because they will all be dead.
Originally posted by Quazga
Yes it stopped WWII on the Japan side.
It did stop a war. The war with Japan. Hirohito couldn't wait to sign the papers of surrender after the second bomb was dropped.
f the US wouldn't have let the Soviets get an even hand, then war could always be stopped by the threat of a nuclear bomb.
I really don't care about the deformations and sickness that was caused.
Their emperor, had he cared for them, should have heeded the warnings. If their own emperor didn't care for them, why should I?
The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the [British] South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favored whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded more complete voting rights for the black African majority in the country (then called Rhodesia).
UN sanctions and a guerrilla uprising finally led to free elections in 1979 and independence (as Zimbabwe) in 1980. Robert MUGABE, the nation's first prime minister, has been the country's only ruler (as president since 1987) and has dominated the country's political system since independence.
His chaotic land redistribution campaign, which began in 2000, caused an exodus of white farmers, crippled the economy, and ushered in widespread shortages of basic commodities. Ignoring international condemnation, MUGABE rigged the 2002 presidential election to ensure his reelection.
The ruling ZANU-PF party used fraud and intimidation to win a two-thirds majority in the March 2005 parliamentary election, allowing it to amend the constitution at will and recreate the Senate, which had been abolished in the late 1980s.
In April 2005, Harare embarked on Operation Restore Order, ostensibly an urban rationalization program, which resulted in the destruction of the homes or businesses of 700,000 mostly poor supporters of the opposition, according to UN estimates. President MUGABE in June 2007 instituted price controls on all basic commodities causing panic buying and leaving store shelves empty for months.
In October 2007, Constitutional Amendment 18 came into effect allowing for harmonized presidential and parliamentary elections, shortening the length of the presidential term to five years, and moving up the date for parliamentary elections. General elections are expected in March 2008.